Microsoft Antimalware and McAfee

Pasquale Bellanova 1 Reputation point
2021-02-10T12:11:30.41+00:00

Hello, Azure Advisor keeps on suggesting to install the Microsoft Antimalware agent, while the affected VM have a McAfee Antivirus installed on them.
Is there any reason not to mix those 2 security solutions?

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An Azure service that provides threat protection for workloads running in Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds. Previously known as Azure Security Center and Azure Defender.
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  1. Stanislav Zhelyazkov 21,851 Reputation points MVP
    2021-02-11T08:21:25.533+00:00

    Hi,
    Azure will recommend what you can enable what is already available out of the box by the service. If the two will work together probably depends on a lot of things like: OS version, agents' versions, does Microsoft supports this scenario, does McAfee supports that scenario. If you already have other preferred option for antivirus software, you can dismiss this recommendation.

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